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Nutty was a dog (cat in the online version) that Frank Heffley owned when he was a child. After his death, Grandpa Heffley lies that Nutty ran away to a butterfly farm, a story that Frank believes and retells numerous times to his children. He is mentioned during Dog Days.

History[]

Dog Days[]

Greg Heffley knows Frank wants a dog because he used to have one when he was a kid after listening to Nutty running away to a butterfly farm many times.[1]

After Greg's angelfish dies, he tells Frank about it during a Father's Day brunch. Frank says that he never had a pet die, and proceeds to tell him the story about Nutty running away again. As he is retelling it, Grandpa speaks up and tells Frank the truth, confessing that he ran over Nutty by accident with his car, whom Grandpa thought was his son's skateboard. Frank becomes angry and leaves the brunch, taking his family with him and sticking Grandpa with the bill for it. After taking his family home, he drives off without telling anyone where he is going, later coming home with a dog to regain his loss.[2]

Dog Days (2012 film)[]

When Frank sees Susan and some neighbors playing with the Warren family's dog, Grandpa mentions that he and Frank grew up with a dog named Nutty, which was named by Frank himself. Although not specified, Nutty is most likely deceased. It is also unknown how he died.

Online[]

In this version of the book, Nutty was a cat that Grandpa left outside for a long time by mistake, causing it to freeze to death. Grandpa reveals the truth about this to Frank during his birthday at the Heffley's house. As a result, Frank becomes angry and kicks him out of the house even before he can blow the candles on his cake and eat it. It is freezing cold outside, and Frank sends Grandpa out without a jacket, implying that he is trying to avenge Nutty by doing this.

Trivia[]

  • The idea of Grandpa leaving Nutty as a cat outside for a long time and freezing to death, was later used in the Do It Yourself Book for a Zoo-Wee Mama comic.
  • It is one of the four pets ever owned by Frank in the books, the other being a chameleon, Sweetie, and The Pig.
    • In addition, Frank says he once owned a tarantula named Terry Antula during The Long Haul movie.

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Dog Days[]

References[]

  1. Dog Days, page 77
  2. Dog Days, pages 116-117
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